This is the second year I’ve been co-leading a Daisy Troop for The Princess. The first year was really just a warm up. We had about 8 kindergarten girls and we meet once a month. This year we have a full troop of 12 girls and are ready to rock and roll.
We are starting out the year with the Respect Authority Badge. Back to school back to the rules of the classroom.
The meeting began by getting our wiggles out with a game of Simon Says. Our ‘Simon’ got to wear a fire hat! The girls took turns ‘respecting the authority’ who was actually another Daisy Scout. This let the girls have a chance to be the person in charge for a change.
After our warm up, it was our circle/snack time. We read the story from our Daisy guide book and the girls made a list of people who are authority figures. We also discussed the difference between a person who actually has authority and person who is simply being bossy. Meaning that in America we choose our authority figures and vote on who will be President or Sheriff. So we are actually giving them the authority and then respecting the rules they make to keep us safe.
For our craft, we made gavel pencils. I looked all over pinterest for a good craft, but really couldn’t find anything. So I made one up…
Before the meeting, my co-leader and I hollowed out a small whole in a wine cork. The girls pushed the eraser end of the pencil into the cork.
Next, we allowed them to decorate their gavel with some washi tape I purchased at the dollar store. And, ta da…. we have our very own Daisy gavels. I thought this would be easier on adult ears than buying wooden ones online! I also bought flower themed notebooks for the girls to go with their new pencils.
The final craft of the day was making a wanted poster for someone who did not respect authority….
Then it was time to give the Daisy’s their badges and call it a day. By the way, I did find a template for the Daisy Petal Card on pinterest. We have had a few girls with misplaced petals and I am hoping these big certificates will avoid any more missing petals!